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Staff Application Engineer

Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation

West Palm Beach, FL, USA · Florida, USA · United States
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024
Company Description

Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.

Job Description

Engineering position for Space and High Reliability Products Group. Primary responsibilities will include supporting existing analog products as well as new product developments for the space market. Products supported include: Serial Interface (i.e. RS-422, CANBUS, I2C), Battery Management Systems (BMS), Analog Switches/Multiplexers, Precision Op-amps, Instrumentation Amplifiers, Current Sources and Drivers, Isolators, Voltage References, and Precision ADCs. The engineer will work under the guidance and mentoring of a senior Application Engineer. Programming experience with Python, Java, and/or C languages as well as knowledge of Verilog coding with FPGAs desired. Knowledge of using and troubleshooting PSpice models.

Job Responsibilities Include

  • Work with design, test, and product engineering teams to learn, support, and document customer issues with existing radiation hardened products.
  • Participate in conference calls and onsite meetings if necessary to help solve customer issues with existing and new products.
  • Maintain a database of solved customer issues.
  • New product evaluation, validation, and characterization (hands-on work in the lab)
  • Write technical documentation (e.g. data sheet, application notes, and design guidelines)
  • Contribute to the definition of innovative and differentiated radiation hardened products including battery management systems (BMS), precision Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
  • Collaborate with design, product, and test engineering teams in design and implementation of product evaluation boards.
  • Contribute to the development of reference designs using radiation hardened products.
  • Training of field applications engineers (FAEs) as well as customer’s engineers.

Responsibilities And Essential Functions

The Applications Engineering position will be responsible for three main functions:

Device Characterization (30% of time):

You will work with Senior Application Engineers to learn how to perform the different lab tests for the characterization of the different products. It is important to understand how the parts are tested to be able to understand the parts performance when helping a customer. This knowledge will assist in setting up the customer’s exact configuration for verification and characterization of a customer’s issue.

Documentation (20% of time):

You will work with a Senior Application Engineer to learn FrameMaker. FrameMaker is our publishing software for our Data Sheets, Tech Briefs and Application Notes. You will be expected to keep accurate lab notes (software of your choice) and document any test procedures for future reference. As you progress in your learning, you will be expected to publish Data sheets, Tech Briefs, Application Notes, Customers Responses, and possibly Technical Articles.

Customer Support (50% of time):

You will work with marketing and sales to facilitate the design-in of our products as well as providing technical assistance to address customer questions and analyze field returns. This will include software development for our evaluation platforms. You will train Field Application Engineers on products and demonstrations systems to enhance sales channel effectiveness.

Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess a minimum Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  • Candidate should be self-motivated and conscientious.
  • Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Candidate must have good presentation skills.
  • Candidate should have a good knowledge of analog design and lab troubleshooting skills.

Required Skills

  • Comfortable with basic lab equipment (power supplies, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators).
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Previous course work should include Analog Mixed signal and associated labs.
  • Class work and some practical experience modeling circuits (SPICE and or IBIS) is desired but not mandatory.
  • Writing microprocessor firmware and application software (Python or Java) a plus. Microcontroller embedded programming and Verilog FPGA programming also a plus.

Additional Information

Renesas Electronics Corporation empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. The leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at renesas.com.

Renesas’ mission, To Make Our Lives Easier, is underpinned by our company culture, TAGIE. TAGIE stands for Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. Our goal is to embed this unique culture in everything we do to succeed as a company and create trust with our diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

Renesas Electronics is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.